Desert Rose Cocktail by SpritzandSpice

This drink has smoke, sweetness, and floral elements. I wanted to create something that was one of the 50 shades of red and could easily start your Valentine’s or Galentine’s festivities! Blood orange, hibiscus syrup, and mezcal is just one damn good cocktail.



Add everything to a shaker and strain over fresh iced with a tajin rimmed glass. Enjoy!

Hibiscus Syrup Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hibiscus flowers/tea
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp water

Add all of the ingredients to a small pot on medium heat. Continuously stir with a whisk for a few minutes as the mixture comes to a small simmer. This is to make sure all the ingredients are well combined, the syrup should turn a deep pink/red color. Once it has been simmering for 1-2 minutes then pull it off the heat because we don’t want the sugar to burn. Let it cool and strain all the flowers out, and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.